Nearly a million chickens killed in fire

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Smoke continued curling skyward Friday after a fire at Cal-Maine Foods egg farm burned down four laying houses and killed an estimated 800,000 hens. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Nearly a million chickens died in Thursday’s fire at Cal-Maine Foods in Parmer County, Texas, a company spokesperson said today. […]

12/7 Weddings

Turcotte Edith Creed-Roper of Clovis and Keith Turcotte of Clovis were joined in marriage Nov. 25 at WestBrook Baptist Church. The Rev. Fergus Tunnell performed a traditional ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Ron and Tammy Roper of Clovis. She is the granddaughter of Barbara Roper of Clovis. The bridegroom is the son of […]

Calling out ‘wrongdoers’ backfires

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer I was closing out my treadmill session at the gym a few weeks ago, and I saw something I couldn’t stay silent about. There was somebody parking his truck in the handicapped spot in front of the gym. Without a handicapped plaque visible in his cab. While walking in […]

Business feature: Egg farm may be nesting in Farwell

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer On the breakfast tables and in the diners of America, millions enjoy eggs every day. In a few years, the citizens of Farwell may be enjoying them a little bit more. The Parmer County Commission recently gave a tax abatement to Cal-Maine Foods as incentive to construct a facility […]

BRAC panel bucks Pentagon

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BRAC commissioners review paperwork at Wednesday’s hearing. (AP photo) By Liz Sidoti: The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Bucking the Pentagon, a federal commission voted Wednesday to spare a submarine base in Connecticut and a shipyard straddling the Maine-New Hampshire border, preserving a major military presence in New England and 12,000 defense-related jobs. On the first […]

Kessler , Carmen

Carmen Kessler Services: Have been held. Carmen Renate Jacklin Kessler, 51, of Portland, Maine, died Friday, July 8, 2005, at Southern Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine. She was born on Feb. 26, 1954, in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Duane and Anna Jacklin. She graduated from Clovis High School in 1972. She was a beautician for […]

Editorial: Supreme Court discount drug ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court’s confused decision on an effort by the state of Maine to use the federal Medicaid program as leverage to force drug manufacturers to give other Maine residents a discount on prescription drug prices makes one wonder why the high court took the case. The decision was so fractured, with four separate […]

Price-fixing violates free marketplace

By Tibor Machan Imagine you are a plumber or a teacher or a guitar player, working in Maine. Imagine that some people who want your services just don’t want to pay your wages. They think you cost too much. So, they go to the government and get it to order you to work at the […]